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Morning butterflies by the lake

The other morning, out at the lake, little Munchkin was begging to go for a quad ride.  And since that was preferable to another viewing of ‘The Little Mermaid’, down to the lake we went.  Well, we get to the docks and what do we see? There, on the gravel boat launch, is a flutter of butterflies.

( Yup, that’s right – a group of butterflies is called a ‘flutter’.  The more you know 😉 )

Inwardly, I was cursing for not having my camera at hand. But luckily, it was easy enough to convince little girl to go for a ride back to camp and back.

I didn’t bother switching lenses, so I was ‘stuck’ with my zoom. I count at least four different types of butterflies and now I just need to figure out what they are! Any ideas?

I really like this pretty blue one, it was beautiful in the sun.
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1/2000 sec at f/13, ISO 1600, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 200, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

There was this guy, dark and dapper
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1/160 sec atf/11, ISO 200, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Little orange
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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

And these guys. These were by far the most abundant and gregarious.

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1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

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1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Here’s a (blurry) close up
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1/125 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Butterfly, Nature, Sony DSLR A55, Summer, Zoom lens

 

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It’s the first full day of summer!

I know I blogged recently about the un-official start of summer, but today is the first full day of official summer! Where I live, summer technically started last night at 11:04pm, but that barely counts 😉

In honour of summer, I offer this picture of a male and female mountain bluebird for your consideration.

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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300 zoom lens

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Bird, Sony DSLR A55, Summer, Zoom lens

 

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Gramps’ Big Helper

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1/125 sec at f/5.0, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300mm zoom lens

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Family, Munchkin, Sony DSLR A55, Wordless, Zoom lens

 

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Peach blossoms

We have a little peach shrub in our front yard (yes, it actually makes edible peaches!) and when the flowers were in full bloom I couldn’t resist. I decided to use my paparazzi lens as a macro lens and snapped away. People must have thought I was nuts, standing half-way across the yard with a huge zoom lens (that’s what she said) seemingly taking pictures of air LOL

But, I think the results are worth it

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Macro lens, Nature, Sony DSLR A100, Zoom lens

 
 
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